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OMG, Another Trash Find !!!!!!!!!!
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Post# 159112   11/15/2011 at 20:46 (4,481 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

Well boys and gals, the amazing has happened. All those prayers and offerings to the great vacuum gods must finally be paying off, lol.. Monday I was visiting a friend's mom, and when the subject of vacs came up, (as it usually does when I'm around, lol), she mentioned she had a Rainbow that had been her Mother In Law's, and that she always hated it. (In this case, it meaning both the vacuum and the mother in law, lol). I enquired if she would be willing to part with it (just the vac, lol), and she said I was welcome to it if I was willing to dig it out... Uh-oh, scary words. Turns out it was stored in of all things, A TENT!! @__@ The tent, full of assorted junk, was in the corner of her backyard, under a tree, and consisted the 4 side panels, the top having fully disintegrated.. OH GOD.. So with much trepidation, I entered the pile......

Post# 159113 , Reply# 1   11/15/2011 at 20:52 (4,481 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

And within, after much digging, what did I find? A Rainbow D4 in amazing condition!! Turns out, the other junk had stategically fallin in such a way to fully cover and protect the main body of the vac, the aquamate, tools, base, and the hose! It might as well have been indoors! Woo-hooo!!! The powerhead was a total loss, solid hunk of rust, but luckily my dear sweet lil mother had upgraded to one of the newer, smaller power nozzles for her Rainbow SE a few years back, and still had the original powerhead! Hehehehehehe!!!! I know have a D4 Rainbow, in great condition, and it works a treat! Sadly no matter how many layers of leaves and junk I dug through, I never found the floor and wall brush or the dusting brush, so they are eureka and sears mismatches right now, while I seek replacements for the originals..

Post# 159115 , Reply# 2   11/15/2011 at 20:57 (4,481 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

Now presenting, Her Majesty, the new Queen of the Manor, the Rainbow D4!

Post# 159159 , Reply# 3   11/16/2011 at 17:48 (4,480 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

You said the top disentegrated, and , well, you can probably think of the image that was in my


Either way, its an awesome find. :)

Post# 159160 , Reply# 4   11/16/2011 at 17:53 (4,480 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

I know, just so wrong... Luckily I found a dusting brush, hard floor brush and curved wand set today at my friend's vac shop. Nothing like a completed vac to make you smile. ^__^

Post# 159169 , Reply# 5   11/16/2011 at 19:06 (4,480 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Well said. :-)


My first vacuum i bought was a complete set, (Kirby D50, everything it could have came with it had) and I didnt understand the significance of it. lol. I actually declined to buy the tools but I had to or else they wouldnt sell it. :/

But now Im extremely happy that I have everything with it.

Sorry for the off topic drift. Embarassed

Post# 159170 , Reply# 6   11/16/2011 at 19:17 (4,480 days old) by vintagekitchen ()        

No need to apologize. To me its very relevant. Some people, (especially non-collectors) dont realize we sometimes spend months or years re-building a set of attachments, one peice at a time, always chasing that elusive, "missing peice". Even my Rainbow is not fully complete, as I still need the inflator, (though i have the coil cleaner, useless without the inflator though) and the sprayer/rexafoamer. I doubt I will ever use the sprayer, but I still want it to complete the set. And although its not original to this model, I foresee myself purchasing one of the "pistol grip" SE hoses, just because I prefer them. Such is the method of oiur madness, lol...

Post# 159178 , Reply# 7   11/16/2011 at 20:25 (4,480 days old) by vac_whisperer ()        

Yeah my friends thought I was going crazy because I was trying ever so desperately to find ONE Kirby



Post# 159203 , Reply# 8   11/17/2011 at 05:24 (4,479 days old) by kirbymodel2c (Nottingham, England)        

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Hi, Great find and its good to think another classic vacuum cleaner has been saved from further harm:o)


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